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Granda-Short Rapid Match 2012 (Games and Results)

Nigel Short beats Granda Zuniga in Lima

Nigel Short and Julio Granda Zuniga at the start of play. Photo © Juan Viacava. Additional photos at:

Nigel Short and Julio Granda Zuniga at the start of play. Photo © Juan Viacava. Additional photos at: |

Nigel Short was in Lima 24th-27th May 2012 for a rapid match against Julio Granda Zuniga and two simultaneous exhibitions. Peru became the 100th separate nation he has visited. Short managed a 3.5-2.5 win with a final game victory where he only broke through after lengthy manouvering. The exhibition was held in a tent at the Universidad Científica del Sur and there were problems with the lighting and viewing the games on the first day. The second day was better organised with a vast improvement in the conditions. Short leveled the match in game 4, was much better out of the opening in game 5 but after a miscalculation had to work very hard to draw. Short won the match with a lengthy ground out a win in a closed position where he never thought he was going to break through. Short also gave two simul exhibitions one on the 24th in the Club Nacional, a very old and prestigious club in the centre of Lima, containing many of the political and business elite. He conceded 1 draw out of 17 or 18 games. He then played a second simul at the "Saco Oliveros" school in Lima on the 27th with far stronger opposition including several FMs. The children were mostly from disadvantaged or modest backgrounds. Short played 28 games winning 23 with 5 draws and was pleased with his play. World under-13 Champion Jose Martínez and Panamerican under-9 Champion Gonzalo Quirhuayo were amongst those involved in the hardest fights. Short hopes to tour South America again later in the year. First two rapid games are missing. News: Adrian Noriega, James Alvis Tafur and Nigel Short.

Granda-Short Match (Lima PER)
Fri 25th May 2012 - Sat 26th May 2012 - Official Site

Granda-Short Match (2 players 6 Rds Match Indiv TC:15m+10spm) - Games in PGN: Games

Granda-Short Match (2 players 6 Rds Match Indiv TC: 15m+10spm) - Games in PGN: Games


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Granda-Short Match Lima PER Fri 25th May 2012 - Sat 26th May 2012
Leading Final Round 6 Standings:
1Short, Nigel DGM27050½½1½13.5
2Granda Zuniga, Julio EGM26571½½0½02.5
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